The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has fired warnings of ‘coulds’ and ‘mights’ at the USA over the FBI’s summon of Abba Kyari.
Kyari, an Deputy Commissioner of Police with the Nigerian Police Force, has come under heavy scrutiny after the Federal of Investigation released detailed dossier of his involvement with Hushpuppi’s fraudulent scheme.
But Kyari who is from the North is enjoying heavy support from groups such as the CNG who feel his summon and indictment is fuelled by ethnic propaganda and biases.
In a statement the group released on Sunday, they pointed out some issues they want looked into.
The statement read, “We note a number of “fundamental procedural lapses in the conduct of the investigation, which tend not only to threaten the sovereign status of Nigeria, but also infringe on its citizen’s rights and civil liberties; threatens the rule of law and confronts the humanity and civilization that the people United States of America stands for.”
“We also note that the FBI might have breached another fundamental criminal justice procedure by not according Mr Kyari the benefit of being heard before going ahead with the purported indictment by an American Court in the US for an offence purportedly committed in Nigeria, triable under Nigerian laws, by Nigerian courts and on Nigerian land.”
“A breach of decorum and the negligence of the procedure might have also occurred when the FBI hurriedly published the purported indictment online without first intimating the Nigerian authorities and hearing the accused’s case,” the petition said.
The statement continued: “Let it also be clear that there is a mounting public concern that the action of the FBI could suggest that the US might willfully be participating in Nigeria’s current political chase game and playing the card of the gang-up of regional and ethnic propagandists against northern interests.”
“It is therefore important that our friends in the US understand what a destabilised Nigeria will mean to the entire sub-Saharan region. As the most populous country on the continent and one that continues to influence peace and stability across the sub-continent, any breakdown of law and order will further make dangerous the situation in terms of regional security, international cohesion, migration and other challenges that will affect Africa and beyond.”